UXO American Strong Ale | Due South Brewing Co.

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UXO American Strong AleUXO American Strong Ale

Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by SaCkErZ9 on 11-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 47
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3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #87 (Apr 2014):

Intense, Tobacco, Caramel

Due South took the the American Strong Ale style seriously, nothing willy nilly here. Browned apples and thick caramel meets toasted bread with warming alcoholic esters is the running theme. Full attack on the palate. A very brash canned craft beer option.

STYLE: American Strong Ale | ABV: 8.0% | AVAILABILITY: Rotating

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: small 5 oz pour dark Amber color light head good lacing 

S: strong bitter hops lots of malt some candied pineapple smell 

T: hoppy bitter very resinious

M: medium not too sticky it's not bad

O: it's a pretty good beer but it really doesn't distinguish itself 

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Photo of rudzud
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Oddly enough my can states this is an imperial red/amber ale...

A - Pours a nice crystal clear ruddy almost garnet hue with a nice two finger light light tan head that fades slowly to leave a thin half finger blanket. Solid.

S - Aromas of alcohol, light caramel, english hops. Not much hops, light cardboard. Just alcohol, caramel, and old hops.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, alcohol, caramel malts, light candy, old english hops. Odd, has certain barleywine like characteristics but its rather messy. Messy and dirty/old.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, but oddly enough the booze feel is hidden. Not bad.

O - Overall I'm not sure what to make of this one. The can states imperial red/amber ale (which if so this is a poor example of) , and the web states this is a strong ale. Either way, the malts were too forward in this beer. Not a huge fan, but, not a drain pour.

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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got a growler of this about two months ago but was unable to drink this until now. Pop the cap off the growler and this one is still pretty fresh. Pours a beautiful ruby color with a slightly off-white colored head about one finger in size. Plenty of lacing down the sides of the glass.

I am battling a bit of a seasonal-allergies-stuffy-nose but I still get good aromas from this. Alcohol, english hops, caramel, fresh baked bread. I think this is actually an English Barleywine. Earthy hops, floral with very little citrus.

Really nice flavor. Kind of reminds me of Bigfoot. Alcohol is present in taste but not feel. The beer isn't hot, however, very smooth. Chocolate and caramel with a bit of oakiness up front, followed by a solid bite of hop bitterness. Some caramel protrudes with pineapple and pear flavors.

Overall, a pretty solid beer. Barleywines aren't my favorite style, but I enjoy one every now and then. Another solid offering from Due South. These guys are making good stuff these days

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UXO American Strong Ale from Due South Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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